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Support the Peace Basket Project

Posted Nov. 19, 2012

The Peace Basket Project will take place for the 16th year on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 9 a.m. at the King Kennedy Center. The Professional Women of Kent State University started the Peace Basket Project in 1997 when a group of members created baskets of “little things” to share with the residents served by the King Kennedy Center in Ravenna. While the Professional Women of Kent State University is no longer active, the annual event continues through the support of Kent State community members. Last year, more than 120 baskets were filled and shared with the community.

The Kent State community can get involved in several ways:

  • As a “Santa shopper” – you can help fill gift baskets by donating items such as toiletries, personal grooming products, small toys, books, kitchen items, school supplies, hats, socks, cologne, etc. Shoe boxes make for great baskets and are also welcome.
  • As an “elf” – on Dec. 7 you can join others to help sort and set up for the basket filling, and help fill and decorate the baskets on Dec. 8 before the event begins. 
  • As an “absentee angel” – you can make a donation to help purchase shrink wrap, gift bags, ribbons and bows. 
  • As a “holiday knitter” – you can donate your hand-knitted or crocheted scarves and hats.

Donations can be dropped off from Nov. 26 through Dec. 7 until noon at the Kent Student Center in Room 250. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Barb Boltz by phone at 330-672-1306 or email at bboltz@kent.edu.